I have been thinking about how much I rush. I rush from the house to the gym, then from the gym to work, and then from work to the store, and then from the store to the house, and then rush around the house to organize things, and then rush to go to bed.
I rush from one thing as if I believe the next thing has more importance, and so on and so on. I have recently come to realize that one moment is not necessarily more important than the next, but rather all the moments make up my life. I have come to realize that instead of rushing, it is absolutely critical that I am fully present in the moments and take time to embrace and enjoy them.
We tend to move through life, only highlighting the major events in life, such as marriage, the birth of children, new jobs, graduations, anniversaries, death of a loved one, travel, etc. However, the majority of our life is made up of everyday, smaller moments.
The word “moment” is defined as a minute portion or point of time. Clearly our lives are made up of a series of moments. It has often been said that we should “…stop and smell the roses.”
Psalms 118:24 reminds us that “this is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
I Corinthians 10:31 states "whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God."
I was thinking about a dear co-worker that passed last year, and when I think of her, I think of the small moments that we shared, I remember sitting and talking, about her love of my chocolate chip cookies. When I think of my grandfather, I remember his asking me to get him a bowl of Blue Bell ice cream, and on and on and on. The things that make me smile are related to moments. moments that I did not understand the importance of, at the time. I wonder how differently I would have lived, moved and experienced life, if I understood their importance at the time.
We should not rush through our lives, but attempt to be fully present in the moments that ultimately make our lives meaningful.
"Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future. It means living your life consciously, aware that each moment that you breathe is a gift." – Oprah Winfrey
"The only time in which you have to learn anything or see anything or feel anything, or express any feeling or emotion, or respond to any event, or grow, or heal, is this moment, because this is the only moment any of us ever gets. You’re only here now; you’re only alive in this moment." – Jon Zabat-Zinn
Glory To God for All That He Has Done
Blessings – Janice Caldwell
All scripture is in King James Version
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